Southwest Horizon School Division Superintendent, Carolyn Cory, has informed the Board of Trustees of her intent to retire at the end of this school year, effective July 1, 2023.

Carolyn Cory has been an educator for 37 years, 29 of which were with Southwest Horizon School Division (SHSD). She is a graduate of Brandon University, earning a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Special Education. She moved into an administrative role as the division's Student Services and Curriculum Coordinator in 2010 and became Superintendent of Southwest Horizon in 2013.

Describing herself as an "Instructional Leader", Cory along with a strong leadership team, championed Literacy and Numeracy initiatives for Southwest Horizon. She forged strong relationships with students, families, and staff, focusing on wellness, equity, and expanded opportunities.

The Board of Trustees is grateful for her leadership and dedication to the division over the last decade and throughout her career, “We sincerely thank Carolyn for her years of service to our division and to the larger educational community,” says Board Chair Cheryl Rushing.

“Her remarkable ability to lead transformational change has guided the division toward educational excellence. Our division, our educators, and especially our learners are grateful for her years of service.”

Carolyn plans to spend her retirement gardening, travelling and spending time with family.


The SHSD Board of Trustees will soon begin the task of finding a new superintendent.